The Synapse series from Cannondale offers innovative endurance geometry combined with the SAVE micro suspension system in the frame and forks of both the carbon and aluminium range. The Synapse faultlessly delivers a light, stiff and fast ride whilst optimising comfort for all day efforts.
The Synapse Carbon 105 Women's boasts a full SAVE carbon frameset and fork and is available in smaller sizes. Solid and reliable shifting front and rear courtesy of Shimano's excellent value 105 system. Wide ratio 50/34t 11-34t 11 speed gearing, 105 specced throughout and the "small hands" hydraulic brakes are superb. Alloy seatpost and alloy stem and bars, Fabric Scoop Women's steel rail saddle. Less expensive and slightly heavier hubs and wheels than the Ultegra's. A removable seat stay bridge and hidden fork mounts offer winter mudguard protection. A well kitted out bike that will take you for miles and miles in total comfort with effortless smoothness.
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Hollowgram and SAVE technologies
The evolution of the revolution. 13 years ago, the original Cannondale HollowGram crank started the BB30 revolution and set a new standard for ultra-light, super-stiff cranks. These hollow cranks are created by bonding together two machined, heat-treated clamshell halves with a super-strong anaerobic bonding agent. Extensive FEA modeling and physical testing have allowed Cannondale to refine the internal and external shapes for the ultimate in stiffness-to-weight. The results is a crank light and stiff enough for the top road race machines but still so tough, it is used on their mountain bikes as well.
SAVE is not strictly a technology per se, but more of a manufacturing approach – by manipulating the composition and material of their frames and components in certain areas, Cannondale claim that SAVE can enhance frame compliance (comfort) without sacrificing rigidity and performance.This Cannondale model has SAVE technology in the Seat Post, Seat Tube and bars. SAVE seat tubes have a sloping design that is designed to help smooth rides in concert with Cannondale’s smaller diameter SAVE seatposts.